When you are in a dental Emergency in East Maitland,
And we can book you in for an emergency appointment
DO NOT DELAY!
The sooner you take action, the better.
Oral pain can strike quickly and hard, so we have developed our clinical processes to allow the immediate provision of care for emergency patients. With our same day and wait time guarantee, we excel in getting people the care they need, when they need it. Such an approach has made us one of the most preferred emergency dentists in East Maitland, NSW.
Dental emergencies can literally occur out of nowhere and can cause severe damage to the mouth. If you have ever bitten into hard food and broken a tooth or damaged a tooth playing sport or due to injury – don’t panic! Tooth n Care team can give you advice and prompt treatment to repair your teeth and restore your smile.
Even though your tooth enamel is quite strong, and can withstand immense biting pressure, accidents might happen. If you discover a tooth which is broken, fractured, or chipped, contact us as soon as possible. With early attention, we can avoid the possibility of your tooth being further damaged or even become infected, whereas delay can result in your tooth extraction.
Many situations constitute an emergency, like a broken tooth, severe pain affecting teeth or gums and even the loss of a crown or filling.
If you are facing a dental emergency, without hesitation, contact Tooth n Care immediately. A quick phone call is recommended, and the dental team will offer prompt advice to guide you as to what to do next. Pain is unpleasant, and if you are experiencing intense ongoing pain, it’s an emergency. Quick treatment will help to save injured or damaged teeth and prevent injury from getting worse. Some of the common emergencies are listed below with some brief explanations to help you identify and explain what the problem is when you call:
An unexpected knock to the jaw can cause severe trauma to the mouth, and it is advised that if you encounter any such impact, that first check your teeth for signs of damage and contact the dental surgery. A quick consultation will determine whether any treatment is required.
A hit to the face can also result in completely knocked out teeth. If this is the case, emergency dentists advise that you should avoid cleaning the tooth. If possible, try to place it back into the mouth, in its original position and hold it in place until you arrive at the dental surgery. If that is not possible, placing it in a cup of milk is a good alternative. At Tooth n Care, we will ensure you are treated as a priority patient, and your concerns are addressed promptly.
Sports accidents cause a large number of dental emergencies. The result of a knock can be a chipped or, worse still, broken tooth that requires immediate attention.
A chipped tooth may not result in pain, but there is a risk of underlying damage, which may not necessarily involve a nerve but still requires care. As happens with all teeth accidents, locating the broken part of the tooth is crucial. Whenever possible, find and keep it with yourself. We as an emergency dentist can work with the fractured part and re-bond it to the surviving tooth.
Regardless of the situation, there will most likely be the need for cosmetic dentistry to restore teeth to their original condition. We as your dentist will talk you through the options available and discuss the required treatments prior to commencing work.
Although it is quite rare, a filling or crown can loosen or get away from the tooth as a result of damage, decay or simply because the bond between the tooth and the filling has deteriorated over time. In most instances, this is not deemed to be an emergency dental situation unless it causes severe pain. The newly exposed tooth can be rather sensitive to both hot and cold temperatures, though. Even air can cause distress. If this is the case, calling and asking for a dentist is advisable.
In the instance of a crown falling out, if you are fortunate enough to locate it, keep it safe and take it to the dentist as soon as you can. You need to know that the remaining tooth is not as strong as it is when it is protected by the filling or the crown. Therefore, don’t wait too long for visiting the dentist as there could be more damage done to it or your gums in the meantime.
For those that have experienced the sudden sharp pain of a toothache, you’ll know exactly how excruciating it can be. Unexplained pain in the mouth area, whether it be to the gums or teeth, can be very annoying. Sometimes, it might be caused by eating food that comes into contact with a decayed area of the tooth. Sometimes it may occur because of a hot or cold drink that impacts on exposed nerves. Regardless, any dental pain that comes out of nowhere needs to be addressed carefully. Not only is it going to be almost impossible to get through the day with throbbing pain but it could result in further infection of the respective tooth, including the gum area if it is left unattended for too long.
Gums that bleed are typically a sign of existing periodontal disease. It’s very common. Whilst a small bleed is not an emergency dental situation, if you’ve recently had a tooth extracted and you cannot stop the bleeding it is essential to seek professional assistance. In the meantime, make sure to bite down hard and apply pressure with the aid of cloth.
Those who rely on dentures understand just how crucial it is that they not only look as natural as possible but also are fitted to maximize comfort. Unexpected accidents can occur that could result in broken dentures, and this definitely constitutes an emergency that requires prompt attention from the expert dentist.
Broken wire on your braces can poke or cut your gums or tongue. Such a situation may cause further damage, and that’s worth addressing fast. The best bet is to try to reposition the wire until you can get to see the dentist. Most importantly, never cut the wire!